Global hotel company IHG has announced the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penn’s Landing, within walking distance of Philadelphia’s historic district and downtown.
The new Holiday Inn Express hotel opens following a $4 million conversion that includes renovations to each of the 184 guest rooms, a fully remodeled lobby, a new business center and an exercise room. Located at 100 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. in the Penn’s Landing waterfront area, the 10-story hotel is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia River and offers a free shuttle for its guests to the most popular historic attractions.
“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Brand Management, The Americas, IHG.
“With more than 2,100 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value. We are proud to welcome the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E-Penn’s Landing into the Holiday Inn family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents.”
The $1BN Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history, continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD flat screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high-speed internet access and free local phone and toll free, phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY newspapers. In addition to its 24-hour business center, the hotel also has meeting facilities.
Guests will discover that the Philadelphia Visitor’s Center, just a half mile from the hotel, is a great place to learn about the area’s historic attractions, which include: The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center. Also within walking distance are the National American Museum of Jewish History and the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site.